Human Rights: Concept and Standards

Human Rights: Concept and Standards

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Presenting reflections on the historical perspectives and philosophical foundations of human rights, this book provides a detailed analysis of civil and political rights, as well as the rights of persons belonging to such vulnerable groups as women, children and minorities, indigenous people, refugees, displaced persons and migrant workers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 392 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 20.57mm | 567g
  • Ashgate Publishing Limited
  • Aldershot, England, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0754620255
  • 9780754620259
  • 79,123

Table of contents

Contents: The Concept of Human Rights: International human rights in an historical perspective, Thomas Buergentha; The philosophical foundations of human rights, Jerome J. Shestack. Civil, Political, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Civil and political rights, Manfred Nowak; Economic and social rights, AsbjArn Eide; Cultural rights, Janusz Symonides. Human Rights of Vulnerable Persons and Groups: Women's rights, Katarina TAmasevski; The Rights of the child, Yuri KAlosov; The rights of persons belonging to minorities, Hurst Hannum; Protection of the world's indigenous peoples and human rights, Erica-Irene A. Daes; Migrant workers' rights, Faruk Sen and Sedef KAray. Humanitarian Law: Humanitarian law and human rights, Hector Gros Espiell; Bibliography; Index.
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'...clearly written and accurate...upper-level undergraduate and graduate students will benefit from this useful compendium.' CHOICE
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About Professor Janusz Symonides

Janusz Symonides, UNESCO, France Thomas Buergentha, Jerome J. Shestack, Manfred Nowak, Asbjorn Eide, Janusz Symonides, Katarina Tomasevski, Yuri Kolosov, Hurst Hannum, Erica-Irene A. Daes,, Faruk Sen, Sedef Koray. Hector Gros Espiell.
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